by John Price
Emerson said ''We are what we think about
all day long." To some of us that can be a bit scary. If
every thought creates a cluster of thoughtforms that touches
our emotions, spurs words that are less than positive and
literally projects what we are on the screen of the external
world, it's no wonder that we sometimes frown at the way the
Great Law works. That is, until we move our consciousness into
the God-stream of blessedness.
I'm reminded of a passage in Bruce
Wilkinson's book The Prayer of Jabez. He writes about a
spiritual retreat in the mountains and being matched with a
mentor who touches lives for God. "On the way to the
showers the first morning, you walk past his room. His door is
ajar, and he has just knelt down to pray. You can't resist.
How exactly does a giant of the faith begin his prayers?
you wonder. You pause and lean closer. Will he pray for
revival? Pray for the hungry around the world? Pray for you?
But this is what you hear: 'Oh Lord, I beg you first and most
this morning, please bless . . .me!'"
Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and
enlarge my borders, that Your hand would be with me, and that
You would keep me from harm. And God granted what he asked.
(1 Chronicles 4.9-10)
This was the prayer of Jabez--his
consciousness speaking to God--yet in our understanding of
Truth we know that God does not wait until we ask. The
blessings are forever flowing from the Source within. As I was
told in meditation recently, you cannot hold God back!
So what is the true significance of this
prayer? It shows us that when we go within, reconnecting
ourselves with our Divine Consciousness with the heart-felt
desire to gratefully receive our blessings, miracles
happen. We are blessed indeed as the power of God goes before
us to straighten out every crooked place while protecting us
from the negative forces of this world.
Wonders never cease when we daily go within
to the Secret Place and say with deep gratitude…
Thank you God for blessing me indeed, for
enlarging my consciousness to be an open channel for your
love, for perfecting all that concerns me and for keeping me
on the right path of peace, love, forgiveness and
With this powerful prayer of thanks-
giving, the slides in our projector are changed because we
know, feel and see the loving will of God in action through
us. We become secure in our blessings.
Moment by moment, hour by hour, our
consciousness radiates the tone and pitch of our mind-heart
The energy flowing from within goes before
us to create according to what we are decreeing. Pause here
and think about your habitual thought patterns.
Disappointment, futility, loss, loneliness, lack,
restrictions, physical maladies? We are what we think about.
The creative light is forever shining through to fulfill our
"prayer," for what we are holding in consciousness
is definitely a prayer.
It is important to understand a paradox
about prayer at this point. How many times do we go within--to
become consciously aware of Spirit--in order to get something,
a thing or experience we think we need in the outer world?
That's denying the principle of HAVE, which short-circuits the
Divine Process. It's when we go within only to experience the
love and blessings of God do we find our lives being turned
Accept first the blessings of God
and the things needed in the outer world will be manifest in
perfect ways. As we bask in the blessings, the wonders of life
are miraculously multiplied way' beyond our expectations--and
that includes finances, success, physical wholeness, and
loving relationships. But again, these are the added things.
The God Experience must come first, and that takes place
through commitment to the Presence within and contemplative
meditation on the Truth of Being. In essence, our dependence
must be on God within and not on anything in the external
Think about this for a moment and jot down
where you have transferred your dependence on good fortune,
health and happiness to something in this world.
The Activity of God.
We also maintain the right slides in the
projector when we contemplate the activity of God, the
divine flow that is eternally taking place from within out.
Many years ago we found a little pamphlet titled The
Activity of God written by the great .. spiritual teacher
J. Sig Paulson and published by Unity. Here are excerpts.
The activity of God is a divine
prescription that will enrich the life and experience of
everyone who takes it. Taken on faith and love, it will
multiply the blessings of a rich and successful life, bring
new direction and meaning to a complacent one, revitalize a
monotonous one, and completely transform one that is beset by
problems of any kind.
Here are the words: "The activity of
God is the only power at work in my mind, heart, and life. All
false beliefs, all negative appearances are dissolved right
now by the loving, forgiving action of God. I am whole,
strong, and free as God created me to be."
This prescription is in three sections: the
first states the Truth simply; the second describes the action
of Truth; the third tells the result of the action of Truth.
The power of the prescription lies not in the works but in the
Truth they contain. The words, however, serve a wonderful and
indispensable purpose—they direct your attention to the
Truth, help you to an attitude of faith and expectancy, which
leads to knowing the Truth, and the Truth then sets you
free--free from every type of limitation, mental, emotional,
physical, or habitual.
Jan and I worked with this divine
prescription for months back in the early seventies, and
miracle followed miracle. It was another way of changing the
slides in the projector, to change the thoughts that make us
who we are and prove the certainty of consciousness in the
right way. Commit the prescription to memory and think those
thoughts of Truth throughout the day.
Recently we had the opportunity to remember
the eternal flow of blessings and the activity of God.
Our precious and beloved Springer, Maggi,
was the instrument for this reminder. On a Wednesday in
October, she suddenly experienced a seizure, could hardly
breathe and was throwing her body against the wall and
literally screaming. I was home alone with her-Jan was at the
office. The attack lasted about thirty minutes, and during
this time I used everything I knew to help her spiritually,
but I realized later that I was too emotionally involved to be
of much assistance.
We took her to the vet and his
pronouncement was that she had a severe heart condition, her
heart racing in full acceleration. He gave us pills for her,
one every twelve hours. They didn't seem to help. The next day
she had another attack that lasted over two hours. Again to
the vet. Then another two hour episode the next evening, the
attacks continuing daily. And then some- thing happened with
us. Jan said, "John, we've forgotten who we are!"
That statement turned us both' within to a deeper level, and
we moved into a consciousness of being totally impersonal as
we watched her with a sense of loving detachment, willing to
let her go if that was the best course of action.
We began to focus on God's blessings in
this situation while affirming the divine prescription of the
Activity of God. Thank you God for blessing all three of us
indeed.. .and we know your activity is the
only power at work here! We felt the
Light penetrating the darkness.
The following Tuesday our friend Woody
called from Birmingham and we told him about Maggi. He said he
would go to work immediately. Then Jan called Erica to take
over the Circle of Friends meditation circle, explaining that
we had to stay home with Maggi. We heard later that the group
drummed for her healing.
The seizures began to be much milder and
further apart, the last one coming a week and a half ago. She
has become her former fun-loving self, has a great appetite,
and is greatly enjoying life. Oh that you have blessed us
I share this to remind you not to forget
who you are regardless of the situation you may be facing. You
are the recipient of God's magnificent blessings, the
instrument through which the activity of God is flowing, and
when the dependence is on the Presence within, miracles do
Recommended reading: Chapter Two,
"Blessing All and Praying for Others" in Empowerment,
by John Randolph Price.
John Randolph Price is an
internationally known lecturer and bestselling author. of
eighteen nonfiction books: The Angels Within Us, Angel Energy,
Living a Life of Joy, The Superbeings published by
Ballantine/Random House. Published byHay House are The
Abundance Book, The Alchemist's Handbook, Empowerment, The
Jesus Code, The Love Book, The Meditation Book, Practical
Spirituality, A Spiritual Philosophy for the New World, The
Success Book, The Superbeings (trade edition), The Wellness
Book, With Wings As Eagles, The Workbook for Self-Mastery
(formerly titled The Planetary Commission), Removing the Masks
That Bind Us, and Nothing Is Too Good To Be True. His books,
published in many languages, have sold in the millions. Visit
his website: www.Johnrandolphprice.com
This article is republished from the
Quartus Report, December, 2006. John and his wife started the
Quartus Foundation in 1981. The Word "Quartus"
denotes the four-square aspect of each individual: Spiritual,
Mental, Emotional, and Physical. The foundation is a research
and communications organization with the stated purpose of
probing the mysteries of Ageless Wisdom and integrating those
interminable truths with spiritual metaphysics. By combining
the dynamics of mind with the unlimited potential of universal
laws, the ancient principle of energy follows thought is
confirmed. With this understanding as a key, a door opens to a
new philosophy of life that is both practical and rewarding.
John and Jan Price are also the founders of
World Healing Day which originated on December 31, 1986
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